Wednesday, August 08, 2007

 

Slow Sunday Pig Roast 8/26/07; August Newsletter

Slow Food Eugene Invites You To A Slow Pig Roast Picnic On The Farm

This is the event that we have all been waiting for--A Pig Roast at one of Lane County's premier organic farms. David Hoyle of Creative Growers Farm is opening his gate to Slow Food Eugene and friends. We will have an afternoon to explore Oregon's wonderful bounty of farm raised pork, produce from the field, and our own conviviality. There to prepare this magnificent repast will be Adam Bernstein of Adam's Place Restaurant in Eugene.

Make It Family Style
The menu includes one of David's farm raised pigs, grilled, fresh vegetables right from the field, and an Bernstein special, zabaglione for dessert. Beer from Ninkasi will be on sale. We will have wine from Territorial Vineyards for $5 to $6 per glass. Soft drinks will be provided with the dinner ticket.

This is a family-style picnic, so bring your own table cloth and place settings. We'll have the tables, chairs, and lots to eat and drink. Come at 4:30pm and join David for a tour of the farm. The heirloom tomato appetizers hit the table around 5pm.

Because this is a family-style event, we would like everyone to chip in and help clean up at the end. The Creative Growers Farm is a working farm. We should be good guests, by helping pick up after ourselves before we leave.

Ticket Prices And Information
To make our event affordable, we are keeping our prices as low as we can. Tickets for adults are $25. Tickets for kids from 5 to 12 are $5. Little, bitty kids 4 and under are free.

Tickets are available at Newman's Fish Market, Long's Meat Market, and Pepperberries in Sheldon Plaza.

We also want to raise some much needed money for our friends at the School Garden Project. We are requesting that attendees bring an additional, voluntary, sliding scale contribution of $5 to $20 per person.

If you can help out or have questions about the event, contact Ed Durkee at 501-1208.

Click here for more details and directions to the farm.

Other items this month:
- Upcoming events
- volunteer opportunities

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